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Lingual braces are also known as invisible braces. They are the type of braces that are placed on the back of the teeth instead of on the front. They are totally hidden so they are a great cosmetic option for those people who want to straighten their teeth yet they are concerned about their teeth appearance.
They allow patients to continue with their daily routine, without being self-conscious. Similar to traditional braces, lingual invisible braces straighten the teeth using continues gentle pressure to help them slowly shift into the proper position. They involve more customization and may be more expensive than traditional braces. They are optimized comfort, efficient and invisible braces. Unlike removable aligners, lingual braces are always on just like metal & ceramic braces. You never have to worry about remembering to insert or remove them while eating and drinking.
How it Works?
The orthodontist will take an impressions/scan of your teeth and will send them to a dental laboratory in order to create customized brackets. Once the brackets are ready, the orthodontist will cement the braces into the back of the teeth.
The patient needs to wear the braces for 18-24 months, depending on the severity of the patient’s dental problems, and routine appointments will be scheduled for the patient to visit the orthodontist every six to eight weeks.
It’s common to experience some discomfort initially as your mouth adjusts to the braces. This discomfort typically subsides after a few days.
The duration of treatment varies based on individual needs. Typically, treatment takes 12-18 months, but for mild crowding, it could be as short as six months.
Yes, lingual braces can cost more due to the custom-made design, the expertise required, and the lengthier adjustment appointments.
Avoid hard, chewy, or sticky foods like crusty bread, toffee, and chewing gum. These can damage the braces or be difficult to remove.